With over a quarter of the season in the books, the Los Angeles Dodgers hope the rest of the year holds more wins as the roster slowly gets healthy. While the Dodgers have struggled thus far on the diamond, the franchise has been making strong efforts in getting more involved within the Los Angeles community.
Earlier this month, a disastrous fire destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission in North Hollywood and caused approximately $2 million worth of damage. Among the damaged items include the emergency shelter, vehicle fleet, clothing warehouse and food pantry. In order to help with the recovery efforts, the Dodgers will be accepting donations through their website until May 19.
If you wish to provide aid in a non-monetary form, there will be a chance to drop off items at Dodger Stadium throughout the day Thursday, according to ESPNLA’s Mark Saxon:
.@dodgers are hosting a clothing drive to benefit the San Fernando Rescue Mission tomorrow at the stadium from 6am to 7pm.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) May 14, 2014
Since the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission aids in helping out the less fortunate within the community, items such as new or gently-worn clothing and shoes, new or used blankets, bedding and towels, toiletries, baby items and canned and dry food would be ideal donations.
On top of taking the initiative to raise money and organize the donation, the Dodgers invited some of the families affected by the fire to watch Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins, which the team unfortunately lost. Regardless, the game provided an outlet and a brief moment for the families to focus on something other than the tragic events.
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